Lynne: I have been experimenting with my markers this past month. This squiggle is done with several layers of marker and colored pencil. I have found that on this paper I can only use two layers of marker and two layers of pencil before the paper stops accepting any more color. I just end up pushing the bottom layers from side to side with any additional layers. I like this notebook, but I am beginning to experiment with different papers.
This squiggle girl is running to or from something. Maybe it’s a representation of how fast Christmas is coming and how I would like time to slow down a little.
-Lynne: I used marker and colored pencils on this squiggle. I used three shades of gray and a black for her hair. I mixed the complements. Blue and orange with the red and green accents of the skirt and shoes.
She looks like she has set sail. Who knows where the trade winds will take her…
I used markers and colored pencils on this squiggle. The shading in the pants is not as smooth as I like, but the texture of the paper has that effect. Markers tend to fill in the valleys of the paper as in the shirt. Yet, I do like the glitter on her pants. Maybe it’s the reflection of the northern lights.
I started with markers on the shirt of this squiggle and finished with colored pencils. I think I like it better when I start with colored pencil and then marker. The pencil keeps the marker from bleeding through and the color spreads and blends better. The pants look more like the yellow green I wanted than the shirt looks like the red violet I wanted.
This squiggle boy sees the finish line and is determined to be the first to the tape. Maybe if his form was a little better?
I used a combination of colored pencil and marker on this squiggle. It is another experiment with a scribble from someone else. This is one of Cheri’s. It is much more difficult to find a shape when starting from something so different from your own.
This is a squiggle drawn from another person’s scribble. Part of the experiment to see what would happen to a drawing that I had not started. It’s funny but the drawing resembles the person who drew the scribble.
I used marker and colored pencil. The pencil is doing the bulk of the shading.
This drawing is the combination of markers and colored pencils. The yellow stands out more if both colored pencil and marker are used. The jester is a complimentary pair of violet and yellow.
Pratfalls make the best jester comedy and this jester is swinging over the top of the page. Just like we did when we were children trying to make our swings go over the top bar. Probably with the same results.
I used markers to color this squiggle. The blue of her blouse and the orange stripes of her skirt are complementary and the green tights and red stripes of the skirt are complementary. It’s an interesting combination but I would not wear green tights even if I received many compliments.
I wanted her to be looking at the world. Too many people exercise in their own little bubbles of heart rate and ear buds. If you are lucky enough to be in the fresh air, use all your senses to be in it. You are not a tourist in nature, you are nature.